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Poster: Dave Davis Date: Jan 29, 2019 7:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Chicago Loved Phil, 1/31-2/1 1969

Dead make second trip to second city
No setlists
No tapes
but Phil was loved

A few weeks ago at the Electric Theater (whoops. Kinetic Playground), Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead gave a short course in the advantages of playing the bass keyed to the lead guitar. Jerry Garcia is a very fine guitarist, but the intricate and imaginative Lesh lends power and sustenance to every note he plays.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jan 29, 2019 8:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chicago Loved Phil, 1/31-2/1 1969

The Phil & Jerry counterpoint is one of the things that made them unique . His non R&B, Blues , but "Bach & Palestrina" approach to the bass line sort of made hime the second lead guitar, which is great he was appreciated here !
But not everybody liked this approach . Rock Scully who's dislike of Lesh, and his playing are apparent in his book . You get the feeling he really doesn't like the band till the "Workingman's" period . But I'm not impressed with his musical observations .
Later, when it seems that there is not as much f listening to each other, especially the drummers are on their own separate musical paths, things can get messy .